It is arguable that we are seeing the decline and end of Globalism, together with many supporting institutions and doctrines. Whilst the counter-trend is labelled Nationalism by the media, it is better seen as anti-authoritarianism. The demand is for power be held closer to the people, rather than by an unaccountable political establishment.
Anti-globalism is the narrative that joins together otherwise seemingly disparate events — mass protests in Hong Kong, Brexit in the UK, a “cold” civil war in France, a new government in Brazil, and the Trump administration in the USA. Working people are tired of extreme wealth disparities, declining standards of living, and mass migration causing cultural upheaval.
Most of all, ordinary people demand and end to their exploitation through endemic corruption. Specifically, a two-tier justice system has evolved where a privileged class can easily evade consequences for their thieving behaviour. This powerful stateless mafia — which controls many important political, financial, media and industrial institutions — now faces removal and justice.
Corruption: The world’s biggest industry
We have seen a number of corruption scandals break recently, including:
- Pharma — illegal pushing of addictive opiates to the public
- Banking — LIBOR scandal, US mortgage fraud, 1MDB in Malaysia that may take down Goldman Sachs by the time it’s done
- Industrials — huge accounting fraud at GE
- Google — involvement in espionage and treason on behalf of China
- Hollywood — Weinstein is a foretaste of its (child) rape culture being exposed
- Social Media — large-scale rigging of elections
- Catholic Church — cover-up of child abuse
Now that the Mueller investigation has collapsed into nothing of consequence, there are at least six major scandals about to break in Washington DC…